Fleecer Station

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

Fleecer Cabin is popular for hunters, hikers and winter activities during the fall, winter and spring months. It is not far from Butte, giving locals a respite from everyday life; however, a
variety of recreational opportunities await every guest.


The cabin was built in 1924 and has been used as headquarters for Forest Service crews ever since. It is available between October 20th and April 15th each year. The cabin is used during the summer field season to house crews.


The cabin can generally be accessed by vehicle; however, during the fall and winter, alternative resources may be required to reach the cabin, depending on weather conditions. Usually by January, alternative methods such as ski, snowshoe, ATV or snowmobile are needed to reach the cabin. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Fleecer cabin is well-equipped, with electricity, forced-air heat, woodstove and hot and cold running water. Two bedrooms contain beds and mattresses to accommodate up to 5 people. The kitchen provides table and chairs, an electric cook stove and refrigerator. The bathroom has a flush toilet, sink and shower.

A variety of supplies are provided within the cabin, including dishes, eating and cooking utensils, pots and pans, a broom, dust pan and other cleaning equipment
and supplies. Ample cupboard space is available.


Guests will need to bring their own bedding, pillows, towels, and soap. Garbage bags are needed to pack out trash, and guests are asked to clean the cabin prior
to leaving. Cell phone service is good at the cabin. 

Please remember that Fleece Station is considered a recreational area and shooting is not permitted around the cabin and on the surrounding private property.

Need to Know

Natural Features

The cabin is located in the Fleecer Mountain Range approximately 15 miles south of Butte. A horse corral and grassy pasture are adjacent to the cabin.

The region is home to a variety of wildlife, including elk, mule deer, moose, black bear, and a variety of birds and small mammals (learn more about bear safety). The Fleecers provide a year-round range for elk and deer and large populations winter on nearby Fleecer Mountain or on sagebrush slopes in the southeast portion of the landscape.

Recreation

Hunting in designated areas is a popular activity, as wildlife is abundant. Fishing is also a possibility in any of the nearby mountain creeks and streams. The Big
Hole River is just minutes away and is best known for its trophy-class trout fishing.



There is a variety of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails that are easily accessed from the cabin into the surrounding forest. winter months provide opportunities for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing (unmarked). Off-road vehicles and motorcycles are also allowed in the area, but must be properly permitted and licensed to be on trails and roads. Access to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail is located 1 mile from the cabin.

Contact Information

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1820 Meadowlark Lane BUTTE MT 59701

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 406-494-2147

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Butte, travel south on Interstate 15 for 15 miles. Take the Feely exit (no. 111) and turn west on Forest Road 96. Continue about 3 miles to Forest Road 447, turn left and travel about 2 miles to the cabin. The access road is on private land and the gate must remained closed and locked. Maps may be purchased by calling the Butte Ranger District.

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